Next Gear Ventures
Automotive Mobility
AI-Optimized Hardware Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision

Business Overview

2017
Date Founded
Venture Capital
Operating Status
$30,000,000
Total Funds Raised

Next Gear Ventures invests in smart mobility early stage startups. The fund targets game-changing companies and has an exclusive strategic relationships with DRIVE – Israel’s leading smart mobility innovation center.

The automotive and mobility ecosystem is going through an accelerated disruption process, driven by game-changing technologies and business model innovations. Autonomous driving, connectivity between vehicles and systems as well as new functionalities and smart traffic management are disrupting the industry at a tremendous pace. Israeli innovations are at the forefront of this technological eruption. Subsequently, the majority of multi-national automotive corporates are actively seeking and acquiring Israeli smart mobility startups, creating exceptional investment opportunities!

Series Preference
Seed, Series A
Business Model Preference
B2B, B2G
Offering Preference
Hardware, Software
AI Type Preference
AI-Optimized Hardware Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision Decision Management Deep Learning Machine Learning Natural Language Processing Robotics Speech Recognition
Sectors Preference
Automotive Mobility

Team

Next Gear Ventures
Tal Cohen
Partner
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Next Gear Ventures
Omer Shachar
Partner
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Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

Ottopia
Active
Hardware, Software
B2B
$12 M
2
Foretellix
Active
Software
B2B
$16 M
2
Autofleet
Active
Software
B2B
$7.5 M
5

Investment Rounds History

13

Funding Rounds

$0M -

$15M

Investment Round Size

Startup

Date Announced

Funding Round

Amount Raised

Investors

Funds Raised

Date Announced

Fund Number

Amount Raised

December 2019
1
$30M

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Investor Snapshot

Average Funding Round Size

$4 Million

No. of Investments

13

No. of Portfolio Companies

9

Largest Funding Round Size

$15 Million

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